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I'M IN! TELL ME WHAT I NEED TO KNOW

Taking on any of these 3 courses isn't for the faint of heart. If you haven't already, please check out the Course info page. The race does have a maximum capacity. We will keep you informed on how this is split across the distances.

If you have your heart set on tackling the 100 mile or 50 mile distance you do need to qualify. See below.

The 20 mile distance is also not something to be taken on lightly, it is still tough! You will be able to register without qualifying when entries open on the 1st of July 2021.

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HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

HONESTLY, IT ISN'T GOING TO BE CHEAP, WITH A COURSE LIKE THIS, WE WON'T BE CUTTING CORNERS.

WHERE WILL RACE BASE BE?

 WE SUGGEST YOU BASE YOURSELF IN THE BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC ARROWTOWN.

CAN I HELP OUT ON THE RACE?

YES! IF YOU ARE SUPPORTING A RUNNER OR JUST WANT TO GET INVOLVED GET IN TOUCH!

THIS IS A BIG OPERATION AND WE WOULD LOVE YOUR SUPPORT

AID STATIONS & CUT OFFS

100 & 50 Mile: Aid Station 1

Welcome Hut - 18km

No cut off

100 & 50 Mile: Aid Station 2

Vanguard Hut - 36km

No cut off

100 & 50 Mile: Aid Station 3

Macetown - 49km (Drop Bag)

No cut off

100 & 50 Mile: Aid Station 4

Soho Creek - 57km

Saturday 20:00 - 15 hours. 100 mile competitors can defer to 50 mile race

100 MILE AID STATIONS CONT.

100 Mile: Aid Station 5

Roses Hut - 74km (Drop Bag)

Sunday 03:00 - 22 hours

100 Mile: Aid Station 6

Cardrona Ski field - 98km

Water Station

100 Mile: Aid Station 7

Cardrona Village - 104km (Drop Bag)

Sunday 12:00 - 31 hours

100 Mile: Aid Station 8

Crown Saddle - 128km

Sunday 18:00 - 37 hours

100 Mile: Aid Station 9

Arrowtown - 147km (Drop Bag)

Sunday 23:30 - 42.5 hours

100 Mile: Finish Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak - 160km

Monday 07:00 - 50 hours

50 MILE AID STATIONS CONT.

50 Mile: Aid Station 5 (9)

Arrowtown - 65km (Drop Bag)

Saturday 22:00 - 17 hours

50 Mile: Finish Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak - 82km

Sunday 06:00 - 25 hours

20 MILE AID STATION

20 Mile: Aid Station

Arrowtown - 18km

Sunday 11:00 - 3 hours

QUALIFICATION & TIMELINE

2o Mile

Entry into the 20 mile is open to everyone who wants to give it a go. As long as you are capable, healthy and prepared.

50 & 100 Mile

Entry to the 50 and 100 mile events will be subject to pre-approval. This will work as follows:

 

Stage 1: Open Now. Register your interest in taking part by completing this very short Intentions Survey.

Stage 2: from June 2021. Pre-screening takes place. You will be able to apply for entry via another short survey which will ask questions to assess your relevant experience*.

Stage 3: commencing June 2021. Applications reviewed and a Warrant of Wildness that includes a unique approval code will be sent to those who the organisers consider to be suitably experienced/qualified for the race distance of their choice. Those who are not deemed to meet the minimum requirements will be offered a spot in a shorter distance option.

Stage 4: 8 July 2021. Entries open. If seeking an entry to either the 50 mile or 100 mile you will need to be in possession of a Warrant of Wildness.

 

* Participation in both the 50 and 100 mile races carries significant risk for those who do not have the skills and experience to deal with the nature of the events and the terrain that they will encounter. We will be looking for evidence of:

  • Endurance – your ability to last the distance (based on running history – both in and outside of organised events)

  • Back Country experience (past activities that display an ability to be self-reliant in remote mountain areas in any conditions, including night travel)

  • Navigational skills (at least a basic level of know-how)

 

Each application will be dealt with on a personal level. While maintaining a ‘safety first’ philosophy we still want to encourage people to (safely) push their own limits and will therefore advise those whose applications are not initially successful what they need to do to acquire the skills and experience before re-applying.

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MANDATORY KIT

The below is the standard mandatory kit that must be carried for the duration of the race. This kit will be confirmed 1 month out. Weather forecasts may also require us to ask you to have further kit. We will give you as much notice as we can, likely 4-5 days.

2o Mile

2 x thermal tops, at least one of which should be long-sleeved

1 x thermal leggings

1 x seam-sealed waterproof pants

1 x thermal beanie (Buffs cannot be used)

1 x thermal gloves

1 x seam-sealed waterproof jacket with hood

1 x survival bag (not an emergency blanket)

1 x head torch fully charged

1 x mobile phone

1 x map (provided)

1 x first aid kit (detail TBC)

1 x whistle

Drink bladder or bottles – minimum capacity 2 litres

50 & 100 Mile

2 x thermal tops, at least one of which should be long-sleeved (in addition to anything worn on start line)*

1 x lightweight fleece (or similar) top*

1 x thermal leggings*

1 x seam-sealed waterproof pants*

1 x thermal beanie* (Buffs cannot be used)

1 x thermal gloves*

1 x Seam-sealed waterproof jacket with hood*

1 x Survival bag (not an emergency blanket)

1 x head torch & spare batteries or spare head torch

1 x mobile phone & power pack* for re-charging on the go.

1 x map (provided) & compass

1 x first aid kit (detail TBC)

1 x whistle

Drink bladder or bottles – minimum capacity 2.5 litres

1 x tracking device (provided)

1 x race number (provided)

2 x Ziplock bags for rubbish*

Emergency food – at least 1500 cals – to be used ONLY in an emergency, not as part of standard rations!

 

Drop Bags. What you choose to put in your drop bags is largely down to you. However we strongly recommend that you include spares of items marked * in the list. Your drop bags should also include any medications you require but that you do not need to have with you during the race (you must notify us of this so we can inform medical staff).

VACCINE PASS

We are currently in the Orange setting of the Covid Protection Framework. This requires any persons at The Wild to supply a verifiable Vaccine Passport. You will be required to have your Vaccine Passport verified at time of entry to the race. This will also be checked against your I.D. Please be ready with both of these items when you arrive at The Wild. You will be unable to collect your race bib and take part without this.

 

You can rest assured that all participants, vendors, volunteers and staff are also required to provide their Vaccine Passport so that the event can run within the government mandate for events under the Orange setting.